Threat Description

Other: ​W32/Zone.Identifier

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32
Aliases: Other:​W32/Zone.Identifier, Zone.Identifier

Summary


A program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

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You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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Technical Details


Other:W32/Zone.Identifier is a stream generated by Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook when saving files to the local disk from different security zones. It is not a malicious program.

We do get occasional enquiries about this issue as many Windows XP files have an invisible stream by this name. The typical content of such file would be:

  • [ZoneTransfer] ZoneId=3

Existence of Zone.Identifier stream on some files is normal, and as such is of not a cause for concern.





Description Created: 2006-01-01 14:22:23.0

Description Last Modified: 2010-08-19 10:25:41.0


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